How To Install Spotify 1.x (Stable) On Ubuntu, Debian And Derivative Systems

Spotify is a popular music streaming site that gives you access to all your favorite songs. Spotify has also a Spotify client for Linux, that helps you use the spotify service better.

The latest version available is Spotify 1.x Stable, which brings changes.

Known issues:

  • Improper MPRIS support (there is support since 1.0.13, but limited functionality).
  • [Linux] Spotify DBus MPRIS2 support not fully working
  • Sometimes crashes when streaming and playing local files (these very likely have more than one root cause)
  • Linux Client crashing (segfault) on certain songs — Segfaults when playing local files
  • Improper package dependencies for installation outside Ubuntu LTS The return of the libssl trouble on Linux
  • Missing application menu
  • Missing tray icon
  • Minimize (to tray)

Install Spotify on Ubuntu

Installation instructions:

Spotify is available via the official repository, so installing it on Ubuntu and Debian systems is easy. You just need to add the repository and the key to your system, update the local repository index and install the spotify-client package:

$ sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys BBEBDCB318AD50EC6865090613B00F1FD2C19886
$ echo deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install spotify-client

Optional, to remove spotify, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove spotify-client

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